Phoenix Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediation in Phoenix, Arizona

Divorce Mediation & Legal Separation Mediation Services in Phoenix, Arizona. In the heart of Central Phoenix, Arizona, our mediation services stand out for their incorporation of both legal expertise and psychological insight. This unique combination is pivotal in assisting couples through the trials of divorce, legal separation, or co-parenting, ensuring decisions are made with a deep understanding of both the emotional and legal landscapes. Our focus is on facilitating productive communication and negotiation, providing thorough analyses of legal, financial, and tax implications, all aimed at reducing the emotional toll often associated with these life transitions. Upon reaching a mutually agreeable resolution, our mediators meticulously draft a legally binding settlement agreement and handle all necessary legal formalities.

Contact Information
Address: 2942 N. 24th St. Suite 114, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (480) 315-8882
Business Hours (By Appointment Only)
  • Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday:9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday:Closed
  • Sunday:Closed
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Our Tailored Five-Step Mediation Process Designed to resolve disputes related to divorce and separation efficiently and with empathy in Central Phoenix, Arizona, our mediation process aims to alleviate both emotional and financial stress.

1. Initial Consultation Without Charge Begin your mediation journey with a free consultation that aims to address your questions, offer a detailed estimate of time and costs, and highlight the advantages of our mediation process over traditional courtroom litigation. This foundational step is key to establishing a path toward a more amicable and cost-effective resolution.

2. Beginning the Mediation Process At this stage, our mediators introduce our streamlined mediation rules and guidelines, focusing on mutual respect, complete transparency of all pertinent information and documents, the welfare of any children involved, and striving for an equitable resolution of all matters.

3. Deep Dive into Your Specific Circumstances This phase involves an in-depth exploration of your unique situation, covering your primary concerns, desired outcomes, backgrounds in education and employment, financial situations, health conditions, and any other relevant information. Both parties are encouraged to provide all necessary documentation and information, facilitating a resolution that is fair, economically sensible, and compassionate.

4. Engagement in the Mediation Dialogue During this crucial stage, you and your partner will work with our mediator in a supportive setting to resolve all relevant issues, including the division of assets, allocation of debts, and arrangements for minor children, child support, and spousal maintenance. The duration of these sessions can vary, typically ranging from 4 to 8 hours, depending on the complexity of the case and whether minor children are involved. Leveraging their extensive expertise in law, psychology, and mediation, our mediators ensure effective communication, propose various resolution strategies, and provide essential legal, financial, and tax information to support fully informed decision-making.

5. Finalizing the Settlement Agreement The final step of the process entails formalizing all decisions made during mediation into a legally binding settlement agreement. All court documents are precisely prepared, ensuring that you and your partner can avoid any court appearances. Our comprehensive settlement agreements and court documentation are meticulously crafted to cover all aspects, aiming for court approval and enabling you to maintain control over the resolution process, thus avoiding the need for attorney intervention or judicial adjudication.

Divorce Mediation in Phoenix, Arizona

Out-of-Court Solutions is the leading divorce mediation firm in Phoenix, Arizona and has been providing unparalleled divorce mediation assistance in the state of Arizona since 1995. Our team of mediators use their expertise in law, business, and psychology to help legally separating and divorcing couples ensure their perspectives, feelings, concerns, and ultimate goals are heard while at the same time maintaining an atmosphere of mutual respect.

Divorce Mediation Services

With their backgrounds in law and psychology our divorce mediators ensure that your divorce and legal separation proceeds smoothly and inexpensively.   They also ensure that you have a well-rounded understanding of all of the legal, financial, and parenting of any minor children issues involved in your situation, and guide you through the discussions and negotiations that lead to a legally binding settlement.

The Divorce Mediation Process

Our form of mediation will take you through all of the rules and procedures of mediation and will make sure you and your space are on the same page.  You will both have an opportunity to speak, without interruption, about the situation as  each of you see it, and also be able to discuss what goals  each of you hope to achieve with mediation including the division of property and debts, and any parenting and support matters. Once each  of your goals have been clarified and all options have been explored, our mediators will help  you and your spouse find a mutually acceptable resolution. Our team of mediators in Phoenix, Arizona will also prepare a complete settlement agreement and all appropriate court documents,  such that you and your spouse will never have to go to court. This form of resolution saves a significant amount time, money and frustration. In fact, Out-of-Court Solutions in the state of Arizona has helped over 95% of clients resolve their issues quickly, economically and with minimum stress or strain.

In addition to divorce mediation services, Out-of-Court Solutions in Arizona offers a “flat-fee” document preparation services with “as-needed” mediation.  These services are for divorcing or legally separating couples who have agreed on mostly everything but want legal expertise to answer their questions, address their concerns, and prepare  all of the divorce or legal separation documents that the courts in Arizona require. These services are aimed at  ensuring that all the proper legal, financial, support and care of any minor children bases have been covered, in the least time, expense, and hassle possible.

Legal Separation

Legal separation ends community property rights and obligations but preserves the marital relationship. For example, when legally separated, each spouse’s income is his or her sole and separate property, and one spouse can no longer obligate the other for any debt he or she incurs. Divorce, on the other hand, (whether in Arizona or in any other state) ends the marital relationship as well as community property rights and obligations.

Mediation of legal separation occurs in the same way and typically involves the same issues as divorce mediation. Couples work together with a professional mediator to reach agreements concerning division of assets (such as real estate, investment accounts, and retirement benefits), allocation of debts, child and/or spousal support, and parenting arrangements for minor children.

Stop Litigating, Start Mediating

It’s never too late to stop the increased hostility and substantial cost of litigating with adversarial lawyers. With his 20+ years as a professional divorce mediator and backgrounds in law and psychology, regardless of the status of your court case there is a 95% probability that our Mediator will help you completely resolve your matter quickly and expensively.

We offer a free consultation where we answer your questions, detail how our mediation process works and give you a written time and cost estimate.

Change Child Support Amount

We make it easy to change a previously ordered child support amount through our flat-fee Child Support Modification program.

  • Step One: You complete our Information Form and Fee Agreement.
  • Step Two: We email our easy to use Questionnaire for you and your ex-spouse to complete and return to us.
  • Step Three: We prepare all required Court Documents.

Optional Mediation: If there are any disagreements between you and your ex-spouse, our Mediator facilitates settlement of them on a pro-rated hourly fee basis.

Change Custody, Child Support, Time-Sharing, and/or All Other Child-Related Matters

We make it easy to change child support, custody, time-sharing, and/or any other minor child-related matters.

  • Step One: You complete our Information Form and Fee Agreement.
  • Step Two: We email our easy to use Questionnaire for you and your ex-spouse to complete and return to us.
  • Step Three: We prepare all required Court Documents.

Optional Mediation: If there are any disagreements between you and your ex-spouse, our Mediator facilitates settlement of them on a pro-rated hourly fee basis.

Coparenting Flat Fee Program

We make it easy for unmarried parents to resolve all custody, child support and other child-related Coparenting matters quickly and inexpensively.

  • Step 1: After you complete our Intake Form and Fee Agreement, we prepare and email you and your co-parent the court documents required to begin to establish parental rights and responsibilities.
  • Step Two: We email you and your co-parent our easy to use Questionnaire that you and your co-parent can complete either together or separately, and then email back to us.
  • Step Three: We prepare a legally binding comprehensive Coparenting Agreement plus all required final court documents.
Oliver Ross, JD*, PhD

Oliver Ross, JD*, PhD founded Out-of-Court Solutions Inc. in 1995 and has since mediated over 2,500 divorce, family, and prenuptial matters. He also originated the Situational™ approach to mediation, an advanced method for mediating disputes quickly, caringly, and inexpensively.Dr. Ross is a select member of the Maricopa Superior Court Family Mediation roster. He has also achieved the prominent status of Advanced Practitioner Member of the National Association for Conflict Resolution in divorce, family and workplace matters, and from 2005-2006 was president of the Arizona chapter.Oliver is uniquely qualified as a mediator. He was a trial attorney for nineteen years and is still licensed to practice law in *California only; he operated a family-owned business for five years, and earned a Master’s degree in clinical psychology in 1992 and a Doctorate in behavioral psychology in 1994.Oliver has conducted numerous workshops and conflict resolution trainings for family law practitioners, business enterprises, nonprofit organizations, and governmental agencies. Dr. Ross’s book, Situational Mediation: Sensible Conflict Resolution, has received wide acclaim.Out of court solution also specializes in family mediation services in the phoenix arizona area.

  • Since 1995: Mediated over 2500 Arizona Divorces and Legal Separations
  • Select Member: Maricopa County Superior Court Family Mediation Roster
  • Past President: Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators
  • Founding Member: Academy of Professional Family Mediators
  • Author: Situational Mediation, Sensible Conflict Resolution (2003)
  • Educator: Trained 32 Arizona Attorneys in Situational™ Mediation
  • Certified Licensed Document Preparer: Arizona
  • JD Degree: California* Licensed Lawyer
  • BA Degree: Accounting
  • MA Degree: Clinical Psychology
  • PhD Degree: Behavioral Psychology
Kimberlee Handy, Esq.

Kimberlee Handy utilizes her backgrounds in law, psychology, and family development to help divorcing or legally separating clients mediate their differences and reach their goals quickly, caringly, and inexpensively. Kimberlee’s years of experience in mediation greatly enhances a mediating couple’s ability to effectively and efficiently divide property, allocate debts, develop a parenting plan for any minor children, and devise appropriate support amounts.

Kimberlee is dedicated to providing mediating couples with personalized and professional problem-solving options and alternatives. She will do everything possible to make clients feel valued and respected while keeping them on track towards their goals.

Kimberlee is also “Of Counsel” to Out of Court Solutions. She is responsible for keeping all of Out of Court Solutions’ mediators and staff up to date on family law and ethical matters.

Ms. Handy is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the Maricopa County Bar Association, the Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators – Ethical Chair, and the Central Arizona Estate Planning Council. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Arizona Summit Law School (formerly Phoenix School of Law), and her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in Psychology with a Minor in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University.

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(480) 315-8882
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8350 E Raintree Dr #205, Scottsdale, AZ 85260